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Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets
People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions could face higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018....

Trump chastises NATO, vows to crackdown on leaks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- With long-standing European alliances facing new strain, President Donald Trump chastised NATO member nations for not paying their fair share to protect the long-standing pact and declined to explicitly endorse its mutual defense agreement....

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron....

Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate panel overwhelmingly backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize President Donald Trump to put new sanctions on Iran while keeping the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran in place....

The Latest: Trump's push at NATO getting attention online
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):...

Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats needled Republicans on Thursday with the gloomy assessment that 23 million people would lose insurance under the Republican health care bill, and that premiums for seriously ill people would rise. The leader of the Senate GOP effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law faulted Democrats for not working with them....

House GOP sticking with Montana candidate despite assault
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana's special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground....

As Clinton emerges from the woods, what will her role be?
Forty-eight years after she gave her first commencement address at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton returns on Friday to offer another - and once again, she's at a crossroads in her life....

Older Americans want Medicare to pay for long-term care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Ryan: Lawmakers will meet new debt deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is assuring investors that Congress will meet a new deadline to increase the government's borrowing authority and avert an economy-quaking default on U.S. obligations....

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